ACDS Student-Athlete Development Programs provide a platform of training, education and guidance to student-athletes who demonstrate an athletic talent, and who wish to continue their sport at an American University. Our team of world-class directors and facilitators guide younger student-athletes through the critical foundation years of their development, allowing them to take advantage of an early start and dramatically improve their options for University admissions, as well as their preparedness for College life.
ACDS programs are open to student-athletes ages 11 to 17 years old, at all levels of athletic talent and both U.S. and international athletes. Although student-athletes academic preparedness is improved through enrollment, all student-athletes must meet minimum academic requirements prior to enrollment. For those student-athletes whose first language is not English, a command of spoken English or a clear commitment to improving English speaking through organized studies with ACDS facilitators or via a third party is expected.